Peter Larkin
Peter Sydney Larkin[1]

(1926-08-26)August 26, 1926
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedDecember 16, 2019(2019-12-16) (aged 93)
EducationDeerfield Academy
Yale University
OccupationScenic designer, production designer
Spouse(s)Racelle Strick
Parent(s)Oliver Waterman Larkin
RelativesWesley Strick (stepson)

Peter Sydney Larkin (August 25, 1926 – December 16, 2019) was an American scenic and production designer.

Early life

Larkin was born in 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts,[1][2] the son of Ruth Lily (McIntire) and Oliver Waterman Larkin, an art historian.[3] Larkin was educated at the Deerfield Academy and Yale University.[3][4]


Larkin first designed the set of the 1951 Broadway adaptation of The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen.[2] Over the course of his career, he was a scenic or production designer for Dial M for Murder, Peter Pan, The Teahouse of the August Moon and No Time for Sergeants, Tootsie, and Get Shorty.[3] He won four Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design.[4]

Personal life and death

Larkin married Racelle Strick, a painter who died in 2008.[5] His stepson, Wesley Strick, is a screenwriter.[3] Larkin resided in Bridgehampton, New York, where he died on December 16, 2019, at age 93.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Genzlinger, Neil (January 18, 2020). "Peter Larkin, Stage Designer With a Funky Asterisk, Dies at 93". Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Clement, Olivia (December 19, 2019). "Four-Time Tony-Winning Scenic Designer Peter Larkin Dies at 93". Playbill. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Barnes, Mike (December 18, 2019). "Peter Larkin, Noted Broadway and Hollywood Production Designer, Dies at 93". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Haring, Bruce (December 18, 2019). "Peter Larkin Dies: Four-Time Tony-Winning Production Designer Was 93". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Larkin, Racelle". The New York Times. October 19, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2019 – via